Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr Patrick K W Chan <>

This email with the subject "PLEASE READ AND TREAT URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:04:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Patrick K W Chan <>, although it may have been spoofed.

MR. Patrick K W Chan
83, Des Voeux Road, 
Central HK,Hong Kong.


Dear Friend,

I am Mr.Patrick Chan Executive  Director  and Chief Financial Officer  
of the operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a secured business  
suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan  who was  
with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed  
deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty million United  
State Dollars($30,000,000.00) only in my branch.

Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war  
early this year.Again after the war another notification was sent and  
still no response came from him. We later find out that Col.Hosam  
Hassan and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast  
that hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Col. Hosam  
Hassan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers  
including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in  
me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of hisdeposit 
in my bank.So,Thirty million United State Dollars($30,000,000.00)is 
still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.What 
bothers me most is that according to thelaws of my country at the expiration 
4 years the funds will revert to  the ownership of the Hong Kong Government 
if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as
a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col. Hosam Hassan so that  
you will be able to receive his funds.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we  
shall come out successful.

I have contacted an attorney that will  
prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of  
kin to Col. Hosam Hassan, all that is required from you at this stage  
is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the  
attorney can commence his job. 

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also 
file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval 
and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to as 
account that will be provided by you.

There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to  
adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the  
necessary documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in  
all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we
shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you Should you be  
interested please send me the following informations below,

1. Full names
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address.

I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below And  
finally after that i shall provide you with more details of this  
transaction.Your earliest response to this letter will be highly  


Kind Regards,
Mr.Patrick k.w Chan